Origen Raiz Espadin Chacaleño is made with maguey Chacaleño by Carlos Angulo Rios in El Platanar, Durango.
Origen Raiz Espadin Chacaleño
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|Brand:||Origen Raiz del Espiritu Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Carlos Ángulo Rios|
|Town:||El Platanar Topia|
|Website:||https://mezcalorigenraiz.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Origen Raiz Espadin Chacaleño is made with maguey Chacaleño (Agave angustifolia). According to Asis Cortes, who is one of the brand owners, the Consejo Regulador del Mezcal that certifies mezcal required the brand to add Espadin to the title of this release, but this name is not used at all locally. The local producers simply refer to this as maguey Chacaleño. While this is an Agave angustifolia, it varies a great deal from the maguey Espadin that you’d find in Oaxaca.
Origen Raiz del Espiritu Mezcal
Origen Raíz is a partnership between two distinct sets of Mexican roots. The Saravia family of Durango has a long history of working to improve the local economy through business, and the Cortés family of Oaxaca brings six generations of knowledge in mezcal production. The families were brought together by their sons, Asis Cortés and Bildo Saravia, through passion for their culture and respect for their heritage. Asis is well known for some of his other projects like Mezcal Dixeebe, and he was previously involved with his family’s other brands of Oaxacan-based mezcal: El Jolgorio, Nuestra Soledad, and Agave de Cortes. The family also operates a mezcaleria named Mezcalogia and Asis has a restaurant named Puro Burro in Oaxaca City.
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Aromas of sandalwood, cedar, red Tootsie Pops, artificial cherry scent, and a bit of spearmint. The palate is almost musty in flavor, like an old book that spent years in a wet cellar. There’s a bit of cracked pepper, shellfish, and new leather as well. This complex, and I can see why others may enjoy it, but it’s just not my jam.
Its not what im used to. Pretty peppery like Greg said. Dunno if time is going to help this one. Not really feeling this one. Will have to re-evaluate. Also, nose is briney/pickle-ish and taste has none of that. Odd
Gregg T&T100 reviews
Edition 1 254/1040 Lote CA03C05 Citrus pith, fresh linen scented candle and mint. Sage, anise, sandal wood and cracked pepper with a dry body
Had this at Puro Burro as part of an Origen Raiz tasting of their new lineup. This was from the first edition and although I didn’t want to buy a whole bottle if you’re looking for a truly unique expression with no real equal in mezcal – look no further. Hard to write this review – I was stumped but there was a chalky/sage/chaparral/mint profile and for lack of a better term it just tasted old (in a good way). I’m excited to revisit this in the future when it’s released more widely in the US.
Had this at Puro Burro as part of an Origen Raiz tasting of their new lineup. This was from the first edition and although I didn’t want to buy a whole bottle if you’re looking for a truly unique expression with no real equal in mezcal – look no further. Hard to write this review – I was stumped but there was a chalky/sage/chaparral/mint profile and for lack of a better term it just tasted old (in a good way). I’m excited to revisit this in the future when it’
Zack Klamn509 reviews
Nose: Dusty. Pineapple sweetness and very little smoke.
Palate: Mint leaves. Leather. Oddly picking up a hint of shrimp shells. Long, somewhat spicy finish.
Tastes like a quality espadin but a tad more of an herbal profile. I dig it!
Very aromatic. Sandalwood, incense, dusty sidewalk, and brandied cherries. Very interesting and tasty Mezcal from the Golden Triangle of Durango, Chihuahua, and Sinaloa.